Linky's Bark Butter for the Birds

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By Carolyn Haas
from Anytown, WI

I've tried some other concoctions and quite a few are very crumbly. I hate having half the stuff fall on the ground when I'm stuffing the holes in my feeder log. So I came up with this solution to make it a little stickier. Do use real lard, if possible. Our little town has it! Species that it's attracted so far: downy woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, black-capped chickadee, cardinal, house wren, robin, grackle, red-winged blackbird, catbirds...

serves 3 cups
prep time 10 Min
method No-Cook or Other


  •   1 1/2 c
  •   1/2 c
    oatmeal, quick or original
  •   1/2 c
  •   1/2 c
    peanut butter (chunky or smooth)

How To Make

  • 1
    Mix together with large spoon or use a mixer. If the consistency seems too crumbly, add an extra tablespoon of lard.
  • 2
    Store in a covered container either on counter top or you can store in refrigerator but let it warm up a bit before using.